New Books at ISEAS Library – Nov 2023


Microphone republic: propaganda & indoctrination in guided democracy Indonesia / Sahul HM.  Tanjong Malim, Malaysia: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 2023.

Call no: JQ776 S131

“This book uncovers the truth behind Sukarno’s Guided Democracy in Indonesia, the cult of personality and the role of propaganda in maintaining his power. This comprehensive study delves into the mechanisms, contents, and processes of propaganda during a time of economic turmoil and territorial disputes. Moving beyond conventional wisdom that Sukarno’s reign was due to this balancing of various factions, this book argues that his influence was actually rooted in systematic propaganda and the mobilization of the people towards a common goal.” — Publisher.

The ASEAN digital economy: towards an integrated regional framework / edited by Paul Cheung and Xie Taojun.  Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2024.

Call no: HF5548.325 A9A811

“Boasting the fastest growing Internet market in the world, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is accelerating into the digital economy. This book assesses the potential economic impact of digital economy agreements (DEAs) and the readiness of some ASEAN member states to grow the digital economy in collaboration.” — Publisher.

Other new arrivals

by country in alphabetical order, then by region


Anwar triumphs: the ascent of Malaysia’s tenth prime minister against all odds / Mark Trowell.  Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2023.
Call no: DS595.6 A6T86

Scholar activist Khoo Khay Jin: reflections on the Penan Sarawak and Malaysia / an anthology edited by Francis Loh Kok Wah.  Petaling Jaya, Selangor: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD); Jelutong, Penang: Aliran, 2023.
Call no: DS597.366 S36

呀?百年: 乌鲁冷岳社区发展史略 / 作者, 李成金.  Kuala Lumpur: 林连玉基金, 2022.
Call no: DS595.2 C5L69

Post-Islamism battles political Islam in Malaysia / Mohd Faizal Musa.  Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2023.
Call no: DS501 I59T NO. 17(2023)

The evolution of Madani: how is 2.0 different from 1.0? / Mohd Faizal Musa.  Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2023.
Call no: DS501 I59T NO. 18(2023)


The drama of dictatorship: martial law and the communist parties of the Philippines / Joseph Scalice.  Ithaca: Southeast Asia Program Publications, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2023.
Call no: DS686.5 S28


Voices of Vietnam: a century of radio, red music, and revolution / Lonán Ó Briain.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2022.
Call no: ML3917 V5O13

ASEAN and Southeast Asia

Contesting social welfare in Southeast Asia / Andrew Rosser, John Murphy.  Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2023.
Call no: HN690.8 A8R82

Southeast Asia’s multipolar future: averting a new Cold War / Thomas Parks.  London: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023.
Call no: JZ5333 P25


Cold rivals: the new era of US-China strategic competition / Evan S. Medeiros, editor.  Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2023.
Call no: E183.8 C5C681

East Asia at the center: four thousand years of engagement with the world / Warren I. Cohen.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2023.
Call no: DS511 C671 2023

Great Gatsby and the Global South: intergenerational mobility, income inequality, and development / Diding Sakri, Andy Sumner, Arief Anshory Yusuf.  Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2023.
Call no: HN981 C6S15

Japan’s quiet leadership: reshaping the Indo-Pacific / Mireya Solis.  Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press; Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2023.
Call no: JQ1681 S68

Reimagining Chinese diasporas in a transnational world / edited by Shibao Guo.  Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2024.
Call no: DS732 R36

The bottom worker in East Asia: composition and transformation under neoliberal globalization / edited by Hideo Aoki, Tomonori Ishioka.  Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2023.
Call no: HD8720.5 B75

Climate change and the environment

Handbook on the economics of renewable energy / edited by Pablo del Río, Mario Ragwitz.  Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023.
Call no: TJ808.3 H23

Media, technology and society

Political rumors: why we accept misinformation and how to fight it / Adam J. Berinsky.  Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2023.
Call no: JK1726 B51

Social media and the cultural politics of Korean pop culture in East Asia / Sunny Yoon.  Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2024.
Call no: DS904 Y95

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